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2018 Program Schedule

Jan 24th:  Student Bid Competition, Museum of Flight  Register Now!

Feb 20th:  Are You Getting What You Are Paying For?, Lynnwood Convention Center

Mar 20th:  Project Planning for the Planning Challenged, Lynnwood Convention Center

Apr 17th:  Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Lynnwood Convention Center

May 17thConstruction & Economic Outlook, Lynnwood Convention Center

Jun 14thEffectively Managing Your Project Safety Risks, Lynnwood Convention Center

Sep 18thBuilding for the Future, Without Knowing What That Is, Lynnwood Convention Center

Oct 30th:  Annual Conference – The Toolbox for Project Managers, Lynnwood Convention Center



2018 Memberships Now Available!

Memberships in NWCCC are now available for 2018!

Rates remain unchanged from the last few years, and memberships are offered at three levels:

  • Level 3:  $5,000, unlimited attendance to monthly programs
  • Level 2:  $2,750, 16 attendances to monthly programs
  • Level 1:  $1,750, 8 attendances to monthly programs

All members receive discounts to the Annual Conference in late October and other opportunities through the year.

Use this link to purchase your membership today!


Register Now for Annual Conference on November 2nd!

Our Annual Conference is coming up, and we have an outstanding day lined up for you!

The theme for this year is “Success With Today’s Workforce”. Dan McArthur from InsideOut Impact will kick off our day with a discussion on how to make your millennial generation team members successful as the next leaders in your organization.  Cary Clemenson from Matrix Service will discuss the critical role your front-line foremen provide to the success of your project.  Our keynote lunch speaker is John Morikis, Chairman, President, and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company. John will provide us insights into how Sherwin-Williams fosters a great culture of attracting, developing, and retaining talent in their organization.

In addition to the speakers, we will host our Contractors’ Showcase to facilitate great networking between our owners and affiliates, conduct a panel discussion with leaders from our membership, and conclude the day with the presentation of the 2017 NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards.

For the full day’s agenda, see Agenda as of Oct 16.

For the list of affiliate members participating in the Contractors’ Showcase, see Contractor Showcase Exhibitors 2017.

The Annual Conference will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 7:30am-3:00pm on Thursday, November 2nd. Registration is $99 for members, $299 for non-members, and $500 for a table at the Contractors’ Showcase.

We look forward to seeing a packed house at our year-end event!

Register Now for the September 28th Program “Are You Lean Enough? Opportunities for Lean Construction”

Are you tired of waste?  Wasted time….wasted movement….wasted human potential?  If so, then our September 28th program “Are You Lean Enough? Opportunities for Lean Construction” is exactly what you need!

Come hear four speakers discuss the latest trends in Lean Construction tools and techniques, opportunities for local collaboration and sharing, and a couple success stories using Lean techniques that might spark you into getting leaner on your current project and eliminating that hated waste!

Register here to join us on Thursday, September 28th at 7:30am at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  A light breakfast will be followed by the program, and topped off at noon by a lunch and networking with your fellow project and construction professionals.

Mark Your Calendars for Last Two Programs of 2017

The summer months are now upon us, and many of you are taking a well-deserved vacation and break.  Due to this, the NWCCC will also be taking their traditional summer hiatus from monthly programs.

However, it’s never too early to mark your calendars for our two remaining programs in 2017:

Thursday, September 28th:  “Are You Lean Enough?” – a program delving into topics around Lean Construction.

Thursday, November 2nd:  “Success With Today’s Workforce” – our annual conference featuring a variety of speakers, panel discussions, and a contractor networking opportunity.

Registration and details on these events will be available in late August. Until then, enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

Register Now for June 15th “Safety Excellence” Program

Achieving excellent safety performance is not an option for any project – it’s a mandatory requirement. Despite how well a project achieves its schedule, budget, or level of quality, it will be perceived as unsuccessful if poor safety performance results in injuries to workers.

Join your fellow NWCCC members on June 15th at the Lynnwood Convention Center as we present our June program, “Safety Excellence”. Come listen to four speakers share their learnings, experience, and research, and take back a renewed emphasis on excellent safety performance of your projects.

Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members. A light breakfast, a hearty lunch, and plenty of networking opportunities are included.


Register Now for May18th “Sustainability and Green Building” Program

Concepts such as ‘sustainability’ and ‘green building’ have moved from being somewhat unique to being mainstream in recent years. Despite these philosophies becoming much more common, many aspects of improving our environmental impact continues to rapidly change due to innovations in technology, consumer expectations, and of course, politics.

Come join your fellow construction and project management professionals from the area to hear more about “Sustainability and Green Building” on Thursday, May 18th at the Lynnwood Convention Center to hear local experts explain how you can improve the environmental performance of your next project and understand the complexities of getting your project successfully permitted. Also, King County will also present a discussion on the lessons learned from their rapid rebuild of the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle.

Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members. A light breakfast, a hearty lunch, and plenty of networking opportunities are included.

Register Now for April 18th “Secrets to Project Success” Program

Ever wonder how your peers keep pulling off successful projects? Do you feel like you’re drowning in data but starving for useful information? Is there really a better mousetrap out there?

Come join your fellow construction and project management professionals from the area on Tuesday, April 18th at the Lynnwood Convention Center to hear from three outstanding researchers on what they have found to help you be successful on your next project.

Click here to register!  Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members.

Register Now for March 16th “New Frontiers In Construction” Program

The NWCCC is pleased to join with the University of Washington’s Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) to offer attendance at their 2017 Conference “New Frontiers in Construction” as our March program.

Click here to register!  Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members.

Since 2011, The UW’s CERC has created a venue to highlight research and its relevance for pressing issues facing the construction industry.  Looking deeply at the frontiers in technology and evolving practices, CERC and its partners, demonstrate the application and benefits of applied research for participating organizations. Participants receive timely information that can be put into practice right when they return to the office Monday morning.

Click here for the “New Frontiers In Construction” agenda, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 16 at the Center for Education and Research in Construction located at Magnusson Park in Seattle (7543 63rd Ave NE, Building 5, Bay B;  directions here).


2017 Student Bid Competition Showcases Future Talent

The 2017 NWCCC Student Bid Competition was held on Wednesday, January 25th at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.  This annual event spotlights our top regional Construction Management students from Central Washington University, Oregon State University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington.  Thirty-six students comprising six teams demonstrated their ability to estimate a full-scale renovation project recently completed at the Museum of Flight by BN Builders.  The students presented their written proposal to a panel of judges last week, then presented their proposal in front of nearly 60 NWCCC members at the event and took challenging questions from both the judges and the membership.

Everyone in the room was highly impressed with each team’s performance, particularly with the ability of the students to deliver thoughtful answers to some difficult questions.  The future is indeed bright for both regional owner and contractor firms looking to refill or add to their construction management talent pool.

In the end, the judges deemed that the written proposal and presentation given by the Oregon State Mixed-Use team demonstrated the highest ability in assembling a project proposal that included cost estimates, schedule, staffing plans, logistic plans, safety plans, and addressing a challenge encountered by the real project.  Congratulations to Oregon State – this is the first time they will be engraving their name on the traveling trophy!

The NWCCC would like to thank Clark Miller and his staff at the Museum of Flight for hosting our event and allowing use of their project, Travis Caples and Rick Philipovich from BN Builders for volunteering their time and expertise about the project to facilitate the students’ proposal, and to Rick Heilmann of Tesoro, John Komorita of King County DNRP, Rob Harris of JHKelly, and Steve Nelson of Shell for judging the proposals and providing the students with valuable “real world” feedback.  A special thank you goes out to Paul Galeno of King County DNRP for providing the students with excellent early career advice during his lunchtime keynote address.

Join us for our next program on Tuesday, February 21st at the Lynnwood Convention Center as we host three excellent speakers at our “Regional Economic and Construction Outlook” program.  Register here to be part of this great discussion.